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  string(3922) "The world of Temping can be confusing at times and there can be a lot of questions asked by both Candidates and Clients.

You may have just returned back home from a long stint overseas. A redundancy may have crossed your path. Your lifestyle has changed and perhaps you’d like to take more time off to travel intermittently or you may be out in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa.

No matter the reason, Temping can be a great thing to do! I’ve been recruiting and placing temps for several years now, and I love the concept of it.

For a lot of people, Temping can be a scary thought. The fear of an inconsistent pay cycle and not having the feeling of security in a Permanent role can take over. However once you look into the world of Temping further, you’ll see that there are many positives. To be honest, before I started Recruitment I didn’t know much about temping.

A Temporary staff member is often required when the following circumstances arise within an organisation:
  • Annual and or extended leave – often staff members who have had consistent tenure within an organisation book a 4-6 week holiday.
  • Maternity leave – this can often mean a 6-12 month contract.
  • Unexpected/Sick leave – unfortunately unforeseen circumstances can pop up.
  • Assist with very busy times – for example, end of financial year or end of month.
  • Cover a staff member who has recently resigned – this is always a great temp assignment to take because more often than not if you do a great job, you can be offered a permanent position.
Temping is a very straight forward process for both our Clients and Candidates. On the Client side, all you have to do is call us and book a Temp staff member with minimal notice (we even have clients call us first thing in the morning requesting a temp for the very same day). On the Candidate side we make sure we educate all of our temps about working for our Clients. We will also go into detail about the specific temp assignment we have booked them into. There are so many benefits to Temping, listed below are a few examples:
  • You are able to get a great insight into various organisations, than what you might get if you have only worked in permanent positions;
  • A lot of Temporary assignments convert to Permanent roles;
  • Sometimes 2 x 45 minute interviews may not be enough for you to understand and feel if the organisation and management team are for you.  Without sounding like a late night shopping network host, Temping is a great way to “try before you buy”;
  • It’s a great way to network and you get to meet many interesting people along the way;
  • Great hourly pay rates (but you don’t get paid for annual and sick leave);
  • It can be a great “stop gap” and a “means to an end” when you’re in between roles;
  • You get paid on a weekly basis; and
  • Temporary assignments can vary between 1 day cover to 12 month Maternity leave contracts, therefore there is always an assignment suitable for you.
I’m often asked by candidates “If I Temp for several months, will it make my resume look jumpy/unstable?”. I always advise no, as long as you identify the role as a temp role on your resume so it’s not confused for a short permanent job. As discussed earlier, there are many legitimate reasons why people Temp and there are more and more people temping out there. If you’re thinking of Temping, go on and give it a try! My advice is to take note as to what your consultant advises and always have your phone near you…You never know when we’ll call with your next Temp assignment. Happy Temping!   Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide" ["post_title"]=> string(23) "The Benefits of Temping" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(151) "No matter the reason, Temping can be a great thing to do! I’ve been recruiting and placing temps for several years now, and I love the concept of it." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "the-benefits-of-temping" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-07-24 16:26:26" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-07-24 06:26:26" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(40) "http://118.127.43.121/~coxpurtell/?p=492" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

The world of Temping can be confusing at times and there can be a lot of questions asked by both Candidates and Clients.

You may have just returned back home from a long stint overseas. A redundancy may have crossed your path. Your lifestyle has changed and perhaps you’d like to take more time off to travel intermittently or you may be out in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa.

No matter the reason, Temping can be a great thing to do! I’ve been recruiting and placing temps for several years now, and I love the concept of it.

For a lot of people, Temping can be a scary thought. The fear of an inconsistent pay cycle and not having the feeling of security in a Permanent role can take over. However once you look into the world of Temping further, you’ll see that there are many positives. To be honest, before I started Recruitment I didn’t know much about temping.

A Temporary staff member is often required when the following circumstances arise within an organisation:

  • Annual and or extended leave – often staff members who have had consistent tenure within an organisation book a 4-6 week holiday.
  • Maternity leave – this can often mean a 6-12 month contract.
  • Unexpected/Sick leave – unfortunately unforeseen circumstances can pop up.
  • Assist with very busy times – for example, end of financial year or end of month.
  • Cover a staff member who has recently resigned – this is always a great temp assignment to take because more often than not if you do a great job, you can be offered a permanent position.

Temping is a very straight forward process for both our Clients and Candidates. On the Client side, all you have to do is call us and book a Temp staff member with minimal notice (we even have clients call us first thing in the morning requesting a temp for the very same day).

On the Candidate side we make sure we educate all of our temps about working for our Clients. We will also go into detail about the specific temp assignment we have booked them into.

There are so many benefits to Temping, listed below are a few examples:

  • You are able to get a great insight into various organisations, than what you might get if you have only worked in permanent positions;
  • A lot of Temporary assignments convert to Permanent roles;
  • Sometimes 2 x 45 minute interviews may not be enough for you to understand and feel if the organisation and management team are for you.  Without sounding like a late night shopping network host, Temping is a great way to “try before you buy”;
  • It’s a great way to network and you get to meet many interesting people along the way;
  • Great hourly pay rates (but you don’t get paid for annual and sick leave);
  • It can be a great “stop gap” and a “means to an end” when you’re in between roles;
  • You get paid on a weekly basis; and
  • Temporary assignments can vary between 1 day cover to 12 month Maternity leave contracts, therefore there is always an assignment suitable for you.

I’m often asked by candidates “If I Temp for several months, will it make my resume look jumpy/unstable?”. I always advise no, as long as you identify the role as a temp role on your resume so it’s not confused for a short permanent job. As discussed earlier, there are many legitimate reasons why people Temp and there are more and more people temping out there.

If you’re thinking of Temping, go on and give it a try! My advice is to take note as to what your consultant advises and always have your phone near you…You never know when we’ll call with your next Temp assignment.

Happy Temping!

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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